Now that spring has arrived, summer is right around the corner. Before you know it, you’ll be cranking up your air conditioning to cope with the scorching hot Tucson summer. If you haven’t gotten your cooling system tuned up, you could be spending too much money to make your home comfortable this summer. Here’s a look at why you shouldn’t wait too long to schedule an air conditioning service.
Reduce Utility Bills
Getting an annual tune up for your air conditioner will improve its efficiency. In fact, for each year that you skip the annual maintenance visit, your cooling system’s efficiency will decline. By maximizing the efficiency of the air conditioner, you can reduce your utility bills. An annual service visit can optimize efficiency by doing the following:
- Checking the condensate drain for clogs
- Eliminating buildup on outdoor condenser coils
- Lubricating the motor parts
- Cleaning and adjusting the blower components
Although there are variations depending on brand and model, the average central air conditioning unit should last about 12 to 15 years before it requires replacement. However, failing to get a tune up each year can shorten the lifespan of your unit. You can save money by scheduling a service visit and making your cooling system last as long as possible.
Fulfill Warranty Stipulations
If your cooling system is under warranty, you should carefully read the terms and conditions. The manufacturer may require you to schedule an annual service visit with a qualified technician. Otherwise, you risk voiding the terms of your warranty.
When an air conditioner isn’t maintained properly, it won’t work as well. If you skip the annual service visit, you may notice that your home isn’t consistently maintaining the temperature you set the thermostat at. Scheduling the annual visit can help keep your family more comfortable this summer.
You can schedule your annual air conditioning tune up at B & J Refrigeration Inc – Heating and Cooling by calling (520) 355-4857. Our highly trained technicians can also install a new system for you if it’s time to replace an old unit. We often recommend products by Rheem, American Standard, and Fujitsu because of their exceptional quality, energy-efficiency, and durability.